On Sunday, 28 March, our first community working bee for 2021 was spent clearing weeds at the bottom of Tenetahi Rd and along the foreshore, including kikuyu which has been smothering our earlier planting efforts. 7 volunteers attended. A week earlier, we employed Stefan Spreitzenbarth, an Auckland University PhD marine biology student who cleared blue morning glory, convolvulus and other weeds, making our job a bit easier. A big thanks to Pete Watkinson for mowing the kikuyu closer to the edge of the planting. (Hopefully the Council contractors will follow suit). Thanks also to Jo Evans who removed some of the larger cuttings and elephant ear rhizomes in his ute.